First post, hello world. Currently using Windows Server 2012 Essentials as a home file server. I have a 12TB ReFs Raid-5 array with 9TB usable. Periodically, I have been unhappy accessing my data using Windows Server Launchpad on my Windows 7 client machine. When it works, it works great. I have a gigabit switch making speeds more than adequate. However, being part of the domain created by the server constantly gives me issues with my internet connection and is a huge headache. This frequently renders either my access to the server, or access to the internet, impossible. I am sure this has to do with my lack of knowledge concerning server configuration... but very frustrating regardless. I want to switch to Windows 8 and use a simpler Homegroup setup. Will Windows 8.1 recognize my ReFs volume without modifications? I have heard you cannot create/format an ReFs drive, but will it read an already created volume? If not, would it be wise to use the leaked Windows 8.1 build 9369 (which does have ReFs support)? Any suggestions at all would be great, thanks!